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My wife of 53 years is a strong supporter of my hobby. Often I set up a card table in our TV room, and work on my small parts as I visit with her, we BOTH win.

I also asked her often, WHAT CAN I DO/MAKE FOR YOU, and often she has something in mind, again we BOTH win.

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Nice caddy :) Heck, my wife gives me projects to do for her but i still cant run the tools in the house. Baby daughter is 6 months old today, and my wife lets me watch her when im home and she is awake. When shes asleep it is too loud to run machines. Eventually ill find time, but not soon.
 

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Mbrockman5 said:
Well, my wife doesn't like me spending to much time in the shop on my projects, so i decided to make this for her. Hopefully that buys me some more shop time. Haha.
Pretty cool the way you did that. Here.s the version I made. I placed 3" PVC through the holes and caulked the top/bottom edges for a smooth transition. This was one of my "early" projects, so its not quite as refined with smooth joints as I've become more accustomed. At least my daughter seems to love it.

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Well, my wife doesn't like me spending to much time in the shop on my projects, so i decided to make this for her. Hopefully that buys me some more shop time. Haha.

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Sorry to hear that your wife isn't quite as supportive of your shop time and you'd like. Luckily for me, mine is very supportive. But you did the right thing. The more she sees the benefit of your shop time the more apt she'll be to WANT you to spend a little more time in the shop.

We're pulling for you, buddy. :thumbsup:
 

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Chaincarver Steve said:
Sorry to hear that your wife isn't quite as supportive of your shop time and you'd like. Luckily for me, mine is very supportive. But you did the right thing. The more she sees the benefit of your shop time the more apt she'll be to WANT you to spend a little more time in the shop.

We're pulling for you, buddy. :thumbsup:
Over time, my wife has slowly bought into my woodworking. The main reason was based on economics. She has wanted to do a few things for the home and as gifts; however, we couldn't afford to do it. Conversely, I was able to some of the items for 1/4 - 1/3 the cost. Just don't tell her I don't count the cost of my tools in the price :)

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Oh, she supports my woodworking (she even surprised me one day when i came home from work with my Delta drill press). It's the fact that i can spend all day in there without even realizing it, so it kind of conflicts with "us" time. But we compromise, she'll do her nails in the shop while i work on things. I've been trying to get her involved, and having her help, or try a project of her own, but she'd rather sit back and watch me work. But i think she's coming around, especially when i make something for her. ;-)
 
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